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Alec Biagiotti

March 10, 2017

Genre: Rock

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I almost couldn't finished this song and broke down crying after I completed it. It's about someone I used to love/still love that I lost to drug addiction, severe depression, and suicide. I haven't talked to anyone about it, and just buried the emotions until I wrote this song today, confronting this was emotionally exhausting, but I strangely do feel better after letting it all come to the surface, never realized how much I held in.



Hope you enjoy something I wrote from a deep place in my soul and heart stranger, enjoy.


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Brent Baxter

Man, Alec… thanks for sharing that.  I’ve also written about someone special that I’ve lost (a different kind of tragedy than you lost your person to).  It was a HARD write, and I cried a lot.

Were the “you” and “her” shifts intentional?  As if the addicted person before you now isn’t the same person (under the skin) than you remember from yesterday?  If so, that’s really cool, and I’d like to see that thought brought out with more clarity.  It’s a really strong sentiment, and I’d hate for the listener to just think you were careless with your pronouns.

Just a thought.  Thanks again for sharing.  I hope the writing process, though difficult, brought you some measure of peace.

March 15, 2017

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Amber Lewis

Sorry, for your loss! awesome that you can reach out to others through music!

March 17, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Man, Alec… thanks for sharing that.  I’ve also written about someone special that I’ve lost (a different kind of tragedy than you lost your person to).  It was a HARD write, and I cried a lot.

Were the “you” and “her” shifts intentional?  As if the addicted person before you now isn’t the same person (under the skin) than you remember from yesterday?  If so, that’s really cool, and I’d like to see that thought brought out with more clarity.  It’s a really strong sentiment, and I’d hate for the listener to just think you were careless with your pronouns.

Just a thought.  Thanks again for sharing.  I hope the writing process, though difficult, brought you some measure of peace.

March 15, 2017

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Amber Lewis

Sorry, for your loss! awesome that you can reach out to others through music!

March 17, 2017


Her eyes reflect on me
A whirlwind of addiction so deep
And she takes her daily dose that keeps her drowning in her sleep
She drifts like a breeze
Like she will float away
I watch from ashore I volunteer myself for misery

And I remember you from yesterday
I watched as you slowly blew away
I watch you as you just drift away

Her smile sinks into the sea
She's awake when she's asleep
Take a pill to feel yourself, to be someone else, to make you feel complete
She fades like a dream
Someday she'll blow away
The past drags you deeper than the ocean where no one can hear you scream

And I remember you from yesterday
I watched as you slowly blew away
I watch you as you just drift away

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